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1. Airlines launch more travel possibilities for Norway passengers

A KLM plane Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will see rapid growth, an expansion in destinations, and better efficiency for this summer’s season, they say.

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Published on 7th March, 2014 at 6:15pm by Sarah Bostock.

2. Norway and 14th February through history

Norwegian border Valentine’s Day is not a typically Norwegian thing to celebrate. 14th February does have some important historical connections, however.

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Published on 16th February, 2014 at 12:17am by Michael Sandelson.

3. Norwegian Progress Party protests ‘nationalist’ stamp, Parliament summons Culture Minister

Trondheim Kunstmuseum UPDATED: Things are far from quiet behind the Blue lines. The Conservatives’ (H) Thorhild Widvey will be facing MPs left, right, and centre in a dispute over FrP, adjectives, and her phone call to a Norway museum’s chairperson of the board after apparently getting new information.

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Published on 13th February, 2014 at 5:04pm by Michael Sandelson.

4. Norway monarch visits fire-hit Lærdal

TRH the King and Queen arrive UPDATED WITH MORE PICTURES: TRH King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway are in the historic village to see the damage and talk to emergency service personnel and locals.

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Published on 23rd January, 2014 at 12:20pm by Michael Sandelson.

5. Norway to ‘fight’ Sweden again

Fredriksten Fortress and view of Halden UPDATED: The 1814 battles between Norway and Sweden are being recreated as part of the celebrations marking this year’s Norwegian Constitution bicentennial.

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Published on 21st January, 2014 at 2:27pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

6. That was this week’s news, Saturday 11 January 2014

Printing press This past week’s highlight is a rather royal blunder by Scandinavian monarchs.

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Published on 11th January, 2014 at 10:38pm by Michael Sandelson.

7. Swedish royals to Norway constitution bicentennial after new information

TRH Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf The reigning monarchs will not be attending any daytime events on the 17th May but still be coming to anniversary celebrations in the evening.

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Published on 9th January, 2014 at 10:28pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

8. Swedish royals drop bicentennial Norway constitution celebrations

TRH Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Norwegian historians and royal cognoscenti censure Norway’s parliament and Sweden’s monarchs regarding non-appearance at this year’s historic event following an official parliamentary invitation.

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Published on 6th January, 2014 at 2:06pm by Michael Sandelson.

9. Reindeers’ eye colour season-dependent

Reindeer herding ‘Rudolph’s’ eyes are deep blue in winter and green-gold in summer, biologists at three academic and medical institutions find thanks to Norway’s Sami.

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Published on 23rd December, 2013 at 11:49am by Michael Sandelson.

10. Norway Nobel Peace Prize Concert in pictures

Ahmet Üzümcü (L) and Scott Cairns The 20th Nobel Peace Prize Concert took place in Oslo Spektrum with a star-studded line-up, as usual, Wednesday.

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Published on 12th December, 2013 at 11:19am by Merethe Ruud.

11. ‘Mandela managed to bring out the best,’ Norway King Harald says

The Late Nelson Mandela South Africa and the world mourned the loss of South African and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, aged 95.

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Published on 8th December, 2013 at 12:47pm by Linn Schjerven.

12. Norway’s Munch goes reflective in the US

Reflective version of Munch's 'Scream' Christmas lights take on new meaning when the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington is flagging safety in traffic.

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Published on 2nd December, 2013 at 8:41am by Tove Andersson.

13. US film industry’s Bay to direct Norway heavy water plant film

Vemork heavy water plant American director Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) could helm a film based on journalist Neal Bascomb’s book ‘Sabotage’ after Paramount Pictures secured the rights.

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Published on 11th October, 2013 at 9:36pm by Lyndsey Smith#Michael Sandelson.

14. Norway Royals inaugurate new UK health facility

HRH Queen Sonja of Norway and Camilla the Duchess of Rothesay jointly opened a new cancer support center in the grounds of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Monday.

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Published on 24th September, 2013 at 2:50pm by Linn Schjerven.

15. Paris inaugural contemporary art fair puts Norway in focus

Grand Palais. Paris HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is guest of honor at the first ever Révélations: Fine Craft and Creation Fair in Paris.

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Published on 12th September, 2013 at 10:43am by Linn Schjerven.

16. McDonalds' Oslo restaurants may have to shut

A McDonalds Big Mac Oslo estate burghers Norwegian Property and Rom Eiendom say they are ringing the changes at up to three of the buildings they own and manage.

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Published on 23rd August, 2013 at 12:31pm by Michael Sandelson.

17. Happy bicentenary, Mr Aasen

Portrait of Ivar Aasen One of Norway’s most influential figures would have celebrated his 200th Birthday today, 05th August 2013. Ivar Aasen, the so-termed ‘Father of Nynorsk’, spent 23 years travelling around, then creating a new language.

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Published on 5th August, 2013 at 10:18pm by Michael Sandelson.

18. Australian-Norwegian couple fight officialdom for children's dual nationality right

Nina Sivertsen and family Norwegian immigration authorities’ decision to revoke the citizenship of children born to a mixed nationality couple sparks a campaign to reexamine the rules.

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Published on 29th July, 2013 at 3:37pm by Michael Sandelson.

19. Norwegian millions absent on South Atlantic Ocean rodent removal

Helicopter dropping bait An ambitious multi-national move to reduce the rat population on the island of South Georgia has yielded results despite no Norwegian government funding.

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Published on 25th July, 2013 at 4:01pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

20. Press Complaints Commission rebukes Norway glossy for royal photos

Publication Se og Hør found guilty on two counts of breaching press ethics following publication of private pictures of the Norwegian Royal Family.

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Published on 26th June, 2013 at 8:27am by Lyndsey Smith.

21. European royals visit Norway

HRH Queen Máxima of The Netherlands The Scandinavian oil country is graced with visits from several foreign royal nationals this week.

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Published on 19th June, 2013 at 12:55pm by Michael Sandelson.

22. Major week for Norway’s women

Women camp 2012 participants, Two notable events join the centenary year since women first received full voting rights in Norway.

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Published on 17th June, 2013 at 2:17pm by Michael Sandelson.

23. Norway archaeologists find ancient coin in Trondheim

The Charlemagne period coin The believed some 1,230-year-old coin was found during an excavation of a Viking farm in Trondheim, mid-Norway.

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Published on 7th June, 2013 at 8:05am by Lyndsey Smith#Michael Sandelson.

24. Oslo ‘Lambda’ Munch museum gets political thumbs-up

Munch Museum A long-running battle of where to place the Scandinavian capital’s new Munch museum is now over following cross-Party agreement. Spanish architect Juan Herreros is understandably delighted.

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Published on 28th May, 2013 at 3:43pm by Michael Sandelson.

25. A portrait of prominent Jo Benkow: Norway’s sole Jew in official politics

Josef Elias Benkow (1924-2013) The Late Jo Benkow’s funeral brings a unique political era to a sad close, particularly for Norway’s minority Jewish community, Wednesday.

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Published on 22nd May, 2013 at 4:05pm by Michael Sandelson.

26. Statoil tar sands: ‘If you have to speak thrice, there’s something wrong’

Dene Nation Chief  François Paulette Norway energy giant Statoil held its AGM amongst protests from a Canada indigenous peoples’ Chief and Norwegian environmentalists, Tuesday.

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Published on 15th May, 2013 at 8:00pm by Michael Sandelson.

27. Norway’s Statoil involved in European Commission’s oil price rigging probe

New Identity, Statoil Several major oil companies were raided by Europe's leading antitrust authority investigating possible oil price benchmarking, Tuesday. ‘Appalling’, say British MPs.

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Published on 15th May, 2013 at 10:33am by Asgeir Ueland#Michael Sandelson.

28. Letter to the Editor: A Message to Statoil Shareholders

Polar bear standing on the rocks 'Statoil shareholders should be made aware of venture liabilities within Arctic Alaskan operations their corporation is now considering,' a The Foreigner reader writes.

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Published on 14th May, 2013 at 1:24pm by Daniel J. Inulak Lum.

29. Norway Crown Prince couple to conduct official US visit

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visit Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2013).

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Published on 10th April, 2013 at 8:33am by Shruti Chauhan.

30. Labour joins the republic bandwagon

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja Four Labour (Ap) politicians propose ending Norway’s monarchical rule ahead of the Party’s conference, reports say.

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Published on 19th March, 2013 at 2:01pm by Asgeir Ueland.

31. Norway Air Force remembers Hercules deceased

Memorial ceremony for the fallen Hercules crew Norwegian military personnel are to remember the five officers killed in 2012’s Kebnekaise tragedy, almost one year to the day, Friday.

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Published on 15th March, 2013 at 11:02am by Michael Sandelson.

32. Norway government denies families further compensation for fatal air crash

An equivalent Twin Otterplane taken in 2007 at Jarlsberg Airfield Relatives of victims who died in the Grytøya air crash in northern Norway, will not be paid further damages from the State, the Defence Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Eriksen declares.

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Published on 12th March, 2013 at 3:04pm by Asgeir Ueland.

33. Chips up for Norway fish exporters

Cod Sales of Norwegian seafood exports are going swimmingly. As 2013 got off to a better start than last year, British food outlets are also doing well.

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Published on 4th February, 2013 at 12:30pm by Michael Sandelson.

34. Norway PM praises women, bravery, condemns bullying

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Labour’s (Ap) Jens Stoltenberg focused on women’s equal rights and conditions in his traditional New Year’s speech for 2013. At the same time as paying tribute to Utøya Island heroes, he warned the government has zero tolerance for bullying and Internet hate.

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Published on 1st January, 2013 at 10:59pm by Michael Sandelson.

35. Norway police apologise for Oslo Jewish WWII deportations

The DS 'Donau' in Oslo harbour 532 Jews were taken to their deaths to Stettin and Auschwitz in November 1942. Only nine returned. In a historic move, Norwegian police issue a formal apology for their role exactly 70 years ago, Monday.

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Published on 26th November, 2012 at 2:45pm by Michael Sandelson.

36. Ula-class subs potential easy pickings, former military man claims

Norwegian Ula-class submarines, Bergen Norway’s ageing submarine fleet is not sufficiently stealth-capable, according to a former top naval officer.

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Published on 15th November, 2012 at 2:59pm by Michael Sandelson.

37. Norway Royals move on controversial awardee

UPDATED: Norway’s Royal Court has postponed conferring the Kings Medal of Honour award on Trond Ali Linstad indefinitely.

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Published on 13th November, 2012 at 2:41pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

38. Briton commemorates fallen WWII soldiers in Norway

Airspeed Horsa wooden glider Those who died as part of Operation Freshman are to be remembered at a 70th anniversary ceremony in Stavanger, western Norway, Sunday.

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Published on 9th November, 2012 at 3:34pm by Michael Sandelson.

39. Norway Rightists advocate business foots foreign worker welfare bill

Norwegian currency The Progress Party (FrP) says employers should be responsible for non-EU migrant workers’ sick pay costs to save the state money.

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Published on 24th October, 2012 at 3:00pm by Michael Sandelson.

40. Norway cycle road rules as round as the wheels

The old new bicycle from Canadian Tire (illus. photo) In the continuing battle for road supremacy, cyclists and motorists of all nationalities may be better off just walking.

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Published on 17th October, 2012 at 3:45pm by Michael Sandelson.

41. Norwegian royal to open problem-hit UK wind farm

Sheringham Shoal illustration Norway’s troublesome first offshore wind farm located in British waters will be opened by HRH Crown Prince Haakon at a ceremony at Norfolk’s Holkham Hall, Thursday.

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Published on 24th September, 2012 at 3:14pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

42. Norway London 2012 second week round-up

London 2012 Olympic park aerial view It was Olympic gold medal glory for Norway this week, winning two gold medals at the London Olympics.

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Published on 12th August, 2012 at 4:49pm by Sarah Pettersen.

43. Norway US Embassy bomb alarm over

US Embassy, Oslo UPDATE 2: Oslo police called off their operation around the US embassy, Tuesday, following examination of what turned out to be a practise bomb that personnel forgot.

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Published on 31st July, 2012 at 1:57pm by Lyndsey Smith.

44. Norway sells old Gestapo building

Victoria Terrasse The Norwegian government may be selling a centrally located Oslo property the SS used for torture under WWII.

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Published on 4th July, 2012 at 2:49pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

45. Norway Royal Family could be made redundant

King Harald V of Norway (2010) HRH King Harald V's days as monarch may be numbered if government politicians succeed with their suggestion.

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Published on 28th June, 2012 at 11:12am by Michael Sandelson.

46. Utøya massacre rescuers honoured

Medal for Heroic Deeds (orig. design) 19 people who helped save the lives of youths from Utøya are to get a medal from Norway’s King Harald V for their heroism.

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Published on 15th June, 2012 at 9:33pm by Lyndsey Smith.

47. Munch masterpiece fetches auction record

Edvard Munch 'The Scream' (1893) UPDATED: There are unconfirmed reports Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' has been purchased by the Royal Qatari Family.

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Published on 3rd May, 2012 at 10:20am by Michael Sandelson.

48. Anti-racists criticise Norwegian musician

Norwegian NGOs are censuring singer-songwriter Hans Rotmo for being immigrant and Muslim-hostile following release of his new composition.

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Published on 2nd May, 2012 at 5:22pm by Michael Sandelson.

49. Norwegian king shows multiculturalism support

HRH King Harald of Norway Amongst current debates about Norway’s multiculturalism, King Harald V has sent out a clear message by paying a visit to youths in Groruddalen, an academic believes.

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Published on 24th April, 2012 at 4:21pm by The Foreigner.

50. Book business booms for Norway royal

Princess Märtha Louise in 2007 Author Princess Märthe Louise’s sales of angel books have surpassed 30 million kroner with the second quickly crowning number two in distributors’ rankings.

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Published on 3rd April, 2012 at 10:45am by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

51. Breivik reveals two further prominent targets

President Barack Obama Recent interviews with Anders Behring Breivik have resulted in the discovery of two potential targets, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and President Barack Obama.

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Published on 1st April, 2012 at 7:12pm by Lyndsey Smith.

52. Hercules search and rescue operation in pictures

Hercules C-130J Norway’s military has released pictures of the operation to find the missing C-130J plane and crew and the memorial service.

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Published on 19th March, 2012 at 2:55pm by Michael Sandelson.

53. Norwegians among Falklanders

Falkland Islands map Scandinavians shipwrecked on the islands comprise some of the Falkland Islands inhabitants, reports say.

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Published on 15th February, 2012 at 10:27am by Lyndsey Smith.

54. Norwegian royals evacuated from smoke-filled plane

A SAS plane (illusration photo) Norway's Crown Prince couple were among 135 passengers who had to be evacuated from a SAS plane in Copenhagen, Sunday.

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Published on 5th February, 2012 at 3:01pm by Lyndsey Smith.

55. English professor given highest Norwegian knighthood

Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit Norway’s King Harald V has bestowed the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit on a Viking expert from Wallasey, Merseyside.

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Published on 19th January, 2012 at 3:41pm by John Price.

56. Norway Royal death sparks football uncertainty

L-R: King Haakon, Crown Prince Olav, Queen Maud The future of a Norfolk-based football club is in doubt after their lease expired 21 years since the death of a former Norwegian king.

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Published on 19th January, 2012 at 3:02pm by John Price.

57. Police tie extremist video to protest

Norwegian Parliament building UPDATED: Whilst Scandinavia is reportedly a top European terror target, Norwegian security officials have linked the hate video citing the royal family and government to Friday’s demonstration.

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Published on 18th January, 2012 at 2:04pm by Michael Sandelson.

58. Extremists glorify Norway Crown Prince suffering

Muslim extremists have posted a video on Facebook wishing Crown Prince Haakon pain and suffering, reports say.

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Published on 17th January, 2012 at 5:21pm by Michael Sandelson.

59. Government celebrates Norwegian Royals

The Royal Coronation Carriage, 1906 Norway’s government is holding several exhibitions to mark the occasion of TRH King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 75th birthdays.

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Published on 6th January, 2012 at 10:31am by Lyndsey Smith#Michael Sandelson.

60. Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Women hold up half of the sky’

This Year's Nobel Peace Prize speeches encouraged women around the world to rise up and make demands.

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Published on 10th December, 2011 at 5:04pm by Ioana Dan.

61. Norway FM to Britain

Jonas Gahr Støre Jonas Gahr Støre is travelling to London to meet with UK counterpart William Hague to mark Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition’s centenary.

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Published on 29th November, 2011 at 10:25am by John Price.

62. Norwegian Royals recount 22 July feelings

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja King Harald and Queen Sonja speak about their reactions to the 22 July attacks in the 2nd part of a programme about Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Sunday.

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Published on 25th November, 2011 at 4:20pm by Lyndsey Smith#Michael Sandelson.

63. Norway’s Queen Maud in euthanasia speculations

L-R: King Haakon, Crown Prince Olav, Queen Maud A new book by Norwegian author Tor Bomann-Larsen casts light on the Norwegian Royal Family’s WWII history. Against a backdrop of Norway-Germany negotiations to unite against the Bolsheviks, come rumours Queen Maud was euthanized by her own physician.

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Published on 28th October, 2011 at 4:14pm by Michael Sandelson.

64. UK helps Norway on Oslo terror

Damaged Oslo office buildings after bomb Norwegian Minister of Government Administration, Reform, and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud is in London to learn about British anti-terror measures.

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Published on 20th October, 2011 at 1:59pm by Michael Sandelson.

65. King Harald shares grief with America

HRH King Harald of Norway HRH King Harald of Norway has spoken to The New York Times about national grief following Anders Behring Breivik’s twin massacres.

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Published on 17th October, 2011 at 2:37pm by Oana Pintilie.

66. Norwegian Royals visit America

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja arrived last night in St. Paul, Minnesota, as part of an almost two-week long visit.

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Published on 12th October, 2011 at 11:24am by Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan.

67. Final stage for Nobel Peace Prize winner decision

Nobel Institute Oslo Norway’s Nobel Committee will decide today who will be awarded this year’s Peace Prize.

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Published on 30th September, 2011 at 12:09pm by Michael Sandelson#Lyndsey Smith.

68. Norwegian Royal Highnesses celebrate 10th Anniversary

TRH Mette-Marit (L), Haakon (R) NEWS IN BRIEF: Today marks the 10 yr Anniversary of Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

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Published on 25th August, 2011 at 4:00pm by Lyndsey Smith.

69. HRH King of Norway: ‘We are awakened to a new awareness’

HRH King Harald of Norway A clearly tearful HM King Harald addressed the nation from Oslo Spektrum on Sunday in remembrance of the 77 victims of July 22.

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Published on 22nd August, 2011 at 1:52am by John Price.

70. Norway PM pledges ‘protection against violence’

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg gave the nation “three tasks in the spirit of solidarity” at Sunday’s memorial ceremony in Oslo Spektrum.

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Published on 22nd August, 2011 at 12:58am by John Price.

71. Norway Utøya bereaved visit island

Memorial on Utøya Relatives of the 69 Utøya youths killed by Anders Behring Breivik are visiting the island today, starting a weekend of official remembrance.

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Published on 19th August, 2011 at 11:59am by Michael Sandelson.

72. Norway Crown Princess cancels birthday salute

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit does not want military cannons saluting her birthday today in the aftermath of the July 22 acts of terror.

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Published on 19th August, 2011 at 10:37am by Michael Sandelson.

73. Police feared Breivik suicide bomb

Police guard Oslo Breivik court session Anders Behring Breivik was taken to hospital before his preliminary hearing amidst police fears his body concealed a detonator to blow up the courthouse.

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Published on 13th August, 2011 at 11:13pm by Michael Sandelson.

74. Top Norway group says 'take on me'

A-ha: Morten Harket in Cologne (2005) Norwegian group a-ha and other big named artists are to play at a memorial concert for those who died on July 22.

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Published on 12th August, 2011 at 10:30am by John Price.

75. Police tight-lipped about Breivik investigation

Investigators working on Anders Behring Breivik’s trial are giving away no secrets as they continue to probe his actions.

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Published on 2nd August, 2011 at 10:09pm by Gareth Corfield.

76. Norway F-16s return from Libya

Norwegian F-16 back at Souda Air Base The last four of Norway’s six F-16 jets used for ground attacks in Libya returned yesterday after four months in action.

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Published on 2nd August, 2011 at 6:35pm by Gareth Corfield.

77. Breivik makes short-lived demands to police

Utøya and Oslo mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik insisted that the Norwegian Royal Family abdicate and that he be made Minister of Defence.

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Published on 1st August, 2011 at 1:08pm by Gareth Corfield.

78. Crown Princess’ stepbrother died during Utøya massacre

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s stepbrother was killed in the attack on Utøya, it is revealed.

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Published on 26th July, 2011 at 10:20am by Alison Kennedy.

79. Online condolence register

Ink pens In line with the Norwegian media, The Foreigner has an online condolence register should readers wish to send their condolences those affected by the recent Oslo and Utøya attacks.

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Published on 24th July, 2011 at 6:19pm by Michael Sandelson.

80. Norwegian King addresses nation in mourning

HRH King Harald of Norway HRH King Harald urges the nation to maintain its belief in Norway’s democratic society and stay united following the recent twin killings.

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Published on 23rd July, 2011 at 11:41pm by Michael Sandelson#Alexandra Spinu.

81. Norwegian Antarctic oil claim may break international law

Bouvet Island, southeast side Norway’s claim to part of Antarctica may in fact breach the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, experts say.

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Published on 21st July, 2011 at 8:55pm by Gareth Corfield.

82. Rare ‘illegal’ German coin found in Norway

Heinrich III coins, Avaldsnes Royal Manor Project Archaeologists have found a 1,000-year-old coin minted under King Henry III on a royal farm in Avaldsnes.

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Published on 29th June, 2011 at 12:37pm by John Price.

83. Petroleum Minister: ‘It is never dull working here’

Ola Borten Mo, Oil and Energy Minister Norway’s Petroleum and Energy Minister Ola Borten Moe is a forward-looking man with considerable resources to manage. In a recent interview with The Foreigner, he says, “I don’t think I’ll ever have just another day at the office.”

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Published on 28th June, 2011 at 10:02am by Michael Sandelson.

84. Royal Navy Norwegian chartered ship enters service

MV Polarbjørn HMS Protector, formerly the Norwegian research ship MV Polarbjørn, was formally commissioned into service with the British Royal Navy yesterday.

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Published on 24th June, 2011 at 4:51pm by Gareth Corfield.

85. COP15 party crashers appear in Copenhagen court

Greenpeace activists were on trial this week for gate crashing the UN Copenhagen Climate Summit Banquet almost two years ago.

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Published on 23rd June, 2011 at 6:29pm by John Price.

86. Hurtigruten gets royal treatment

The Royal Yacht 'Norge' NRK’s marathon 5-day transmission of MS Nordnorge’s Bergen-Kirkenes voyage is almost at a close, accompanied by Norway’s Queen Sonja on the Royal Yacht ‘Norge’.

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Published on 22nd June, 2011 at 11:02am by Michael Sandelson.

87. Norway human rights groups ask Prince cancel Baku visit

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway UPDATED: Three Norwegian human rights organisations have written to HRH Crown Prince Haakon asking to him to cancel his proposed visit to Azerbaijan.

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Published on 27th May, 2011 at 12:27pm by Michael Sandelson.

88. Jens Stoltenberg’s governmental gaffe

Jens Stoltenberg and Harald Sunde, Veterans' Day 2011 EDITORIAL: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg threw a hand grenade into the Norwegian public debate when he prevented King Harald attending the 8 May war medals ceremony. He has since been picking up the political shrapnel.

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Published on 11th May, 2011 at 11:05pm by Michael Sandelson.

89. Norwegian Royals to honour Grete Waitz

L-R: Grete Waitz, Paula Radcliffe NY marathon 2008 HRH Crown Prince Haakon is to join a tribute to the memory of runner Grete Waitz at Bislett Stadium.

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Published on 11th May, 2011 at 2:38pm by Michael Sandelson.

90. Norwegian king ‘shut out’ from war medal ceremony

Norway: Oslo Royal Palace UPDATED: A major Norwegian national newspaper reports HRH King Harald was prevented from awarding Norway’s highest military honours medals to three Special Forces soldiers.

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Published on 10th May, 2011 at 2:38pm by Michael Sandelson.

91. Norwegian papers split over Kate and Diana

Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton UPDATED: Royal Families are celebrating the marriage of the Duke of Cambrigde Prince William, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, but Norway’s media cannot make up its mind about whether Kate Middleton is the new Princess Diana.

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Published on 29th April, 2011 at 12:16pm by Michael Sandelson#Mark Lewis.

92. Norwegian Wenche Foss takes final bow

Wenche Foss (2006) Wenche Foss, Norway’s Diva star of the stage and screen, died today aged 93 after a period of illness.

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Published on 29th March, 2011 at 12:23am by Michael Sandelson.

93. Norwegian PM announces Libyan engagement

F-16 takes off with afterburners Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says Norway is now officially sending its F-16s into battle in Libya.

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Published on 23rd March, 2011 at 11:48am by Michael Sandelson.

94. Norwegian Mayor: ‘We built Holmenkollen for you’

Oslo WC 2011 opening ceremony OSLO: Thousands of people gathered in the University Square to see the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

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Published on 23rd February, 2011 at 10:25pm by Alexandra Spinu.

95. Thieves steal Norwegian king’s ski jacket

King Haakon VII's skiing jacket King Haakon VII’s monogrammed reindeer fur ski jacket has been stolen from the Holmenkollen Ski Museum in Oslo.

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Published on 10th February, 2011 at 1:19pm by Michael Sandelson.

96. Prince William writes for Norway’s homeless

HRH Prince William of Wales at ICAP Charity Day His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales has written an exclusive charity article as a tribute to the homeless, following first-hand experience from sleeping rough on the streets of London.

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Published on 17th December, 2010 at 4:04pm by Michael Sandelson.

97. An empty Nobel chair

Liu Xiaobo Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his regret that neither Liu Xiaobo nor his wife could travel to today’s Peace Prize ceremony.

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Published on 10th December, 2010 at 5:36pm by Nicoleta Sincan.

98. Norwegian King: ‘Children will be children’ (including royal ones)

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway King Harald V has declined to criticise his daughter Princess Märthe Louise for talking to the dead and diminishing the importance of her title.

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Published on 29th October, 2010 at 1:50pm by Michael Sandelson.

99. Norwegian Crown Prince couple visit New York

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit arrived in New today for a two-day visit to mark the 100th anniversary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

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Published on 28th October, 2010 at 10:09pm by Michael Sandelson.

100. Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Swedish fashion trouble

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway A Swedish style journalist has the scissors out for HRH Mette-Marit’s clothes trends. He claims the “Fashion Princess” title does not suit her.

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Published on 27th October, 2010 at 3:03pm by Michael Sandelson.

101. Norwegian films hit Bucharest

Clip from Mannen Som Elsket Yngve Norwegian Film Days in Bucharest start today, with a selection of films designed to give the Romanian public a glimpse of the new wave in Norwegian cinematography.

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Published on 27th October, 2010 at 10:22am by Alexandra Spinu.

102. Norwegian Refugee Council to knock on millions of doors

NRC Secretary General Rasmusson in DR Congo If someone comes knocking on your door this Sunday it is probably not a religious salesperson. Norway’s annual telethon will be well underway.

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Published on 22nd October, 2010 at 9:22pm by Michael Sandelson.

103. Nazi ballerina spy loved Norway to death

KNMS Norge, 1933 A blonde Russian polyglot ballerina is allegedly responsible for Germany’s easy conquest of Norway in World War II.

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Published on 29th August, 2010 at 2:15pm by Michael Sandelson#Ramona Tancau.

104. Flawed Norwegian flags cheered a bad French match

Norwegian flag A perceptive fan noticed a manufacturing error in the Norwegian flags while watching last Wednesday’s friendly match between Norway and France on TV.

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Published on 15th August, 2010 at 9:58pm by Ramona Tancau.

105. Norway funded Bulgarian St. John the Baptist excavations

St. Ivan Island, Sozopol, Bulgaria Remains of St. John the Baptist on St. Ivan Island in Bulgaria have been discovered thanks to Norway.

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Published on 10th August, 2010 at 11:01am by Ramona Tancau.

106. Norway’s Royal Couple to visit Slovakia

Grassalkovich Presidential Palace, Bratislava (2006) Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway are to make an official state visit to Slovakia in late October.

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Published on 4th August, 2010 at 11:31am by Ramona Tancau.

107. BP spill repercussions spill over

Meeting between BP and Pres. Obama The BP spill didn’t only affect the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). It has broad global consequences, hitting access to oil and gas in the Arctic.

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Published on 29th July, 2010 at 6:23pm by Ramona Tancau#Michael Sandelson.

108. Norway’s Crown Princess to attend AIDS conference in Vienna

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be travelling to Vienna to attend the AIDS 2010 conference gala this weekend.

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Published on 16th July, 2010 at 1:04pm by Ramona Tancau.

109. Last Super Hercules comes to Norway

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft Norway has just taken delivery of the last of its four Super Hercules C-130J transport aircraft.

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Published on 4th July, 2010 at 1:50pm by Ramona Tancau.

110. Toxic Norwegian farmed salmon poisons French food relations

Salmon The French press has concluded Norwegian farmed salmon is not safe for consumption.

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Published on 30th June, 2010 at 3:37pm by Michael Sandelson#Ramona Tancau.

111. Swedish Royal Marriage: Crown Princess makes a healthy choice

Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling Westling could help save the Royal Family.

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Published on 15th June, 2010 at 1:57pm by Michael Sandelson.

112. Royal Swedish affair scandal girl speaks out

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Ex handball player Uppstrøm Berg says it’s been tough.

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Published on 2nd June, 2010 at 11:59am by Michael Sandelson.

113. Eurovision 2010 News: Norway’s dinner jacket comes 20th

Lena Meyer-Landrut, Eurovision 2010 final Germany knocks the competition out.

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Published on 30th May, 2010 at 11:01am by Michael Sandelson#Ramona Tancau#Alexandra Spinu.

114. Royal Family opens Bergen International Festival

Kongetribunen,opening, bergen festival Successful kick-off, despite the weather.

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Published on 27th May, 2010 at 11:08am by Michael Sandelson.

115. Morales to visit Norway

Evo Morales, Bolivian President Tomorrow, the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, will start an official two-day visit hosted by the Minister of Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim.

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Published on 18th May, 2010 at 9:51pm by Ramona Tancau.

116. Crown Prince pair celebrate 10 years

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit Mette-Marit becomes one of the world’s most popular Royals.

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Published on 14th May, 2010 at 12:33pm by Michael Sandelson.

117. Queen expresses sorrow over unsolved Martine Magnussen murder

Buckingham Palace Her Royal Majesty Queen Elisabeth II has sent a letter of condolence to the family of murdered Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen.

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Published on 9th May, 2010 at 11:22am by Michael Sandelson.

118. Crown Prince and minister censured for Malaysia visit

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess Former Deputy Prime Minister criticises the two for one-sidedness.

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Published on 30th April, 2010 at 1:12pm by Michael Sandelson.

119. Leaders draft more flexible no-fly approach

EUROCONTROL HQ, Brussels Stranded passengers brought home.

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Published on 19th April, 2010 at 10:59pm by Michael Sandelson.

120. Palace reports losses for 2009

The Royal Palace in Oslo Travelling, restoration work, and development make a financial hole.

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Published on 12th April, 2010 at 9:42am by Michael Sandelson.

121. Navy band to get more rests

Royal Norwegian Navy Band Budget cuts mean concerts could be curtailed.

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Published on 11th March, 2010 at 9:09pm by Michael Sandelson.

122. “Impostor” discovered at Palace

Norwegian Royal Palace, Oslo “No comment”, says assistant director of communications.

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Published on 2nd March, 2010 at 3:37pm by Michael Sandelson.

123. Palace rules out connection to paintings

K. UCHERMANN 1879 oil canvas “Rabbits” Possible Nazi art thefts remain in Canadian gallery. Scepticism at home.

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Published on 24th February, 2010 at 11:14pm by Michael Sandelson.

124. Possible Nazi art thefts found in Canada

A. TIDEMAND 1868  “Enken og Hendes Son Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses paintings from Norwegian Royal Palace.

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Published on 21st February, 2010 at 9:28pm by Michael Sandelson.

125. Canadian fish farming possible sockeye for Norwegian royal Olympic visit

Norwegian salmon farm, Osterøy Indian Chief sends letter to King Harald V.

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Published on 8th February, 2010 at 4:41pm by Michael Sandelson.

126. Støre and Lavrov meet in Moscow

Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergey Lavrov Two foreign ministers to discuss Norwegian-Russian cooperation.

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Published on 3rd February, 2010 at 4:11pm by Michael Sandelson.

127. Crown Prince to the WEF in Davos

The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus Aftenposten reports on a busy agenda for His Royal Highness.

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Published on 24th January, 2010 at 7:01pm by Michael Sandelson.

128. Military plagued by further problems

KNM Storm during gun exercise, Bergen More headaches for the navy as MTBs delayed by two years.

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Published on 11th November, 2009 at 4:33pm by Michael Sandelson.

129. Knut Hamsun celebrated in Romania

Babeş-Bolyai University Romania declared 2009 as being the year of Knut Hamsun. The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest and the Babes Bolyai University from Cluj organized a joint cultural event in Cluj on the 27th and the 28th October to celebrate the 150th centenary of Hamsun’s birth.

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Published on 4th November, 2009 at 12:40pm by Alexandra Spinu.

130. TV charity programme brings in 192 million

Fatouma with a savings box, Mali Charity organisation nets entire amount.

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Published on 22nd October, 2009 at 1:00am by Michael Sandelson.

131. MPs would like to see Royal Family go

Norway: Oslo Royal Palace One in four would prefer Republic.

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Published on 14th October, 2009 at 3:03pm by Michael Sandelson.

132. Norwegian recreates HMY Britannia

Edward VII's racing yacht Britannia Authentic copy finally delivered after 15-year wait.

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Published on 4th August, 2009 at 12:06am by Michael Sandelson.

133. Pregnant women advised to take precautions against Influenza A

Pregnant woman holding medicine Norwegian authorities cautious, whilst British midwives advise them to stay at home.

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Published on 3rd August, 2009 at 10:50pm by Michael Sandelson.

134. Military security service in troubled waters

Professional headphones Possible incidents of illegal surveillance uncovered.

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Published on 15th June, 2009 at 12:29am by Michael Sandelson.

135. And for those who have everything

Illustration photo: a Royal Navy warship Don’t know what to buy your loved one for their birthday? How about a minesweeper?

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Published on 22nd April, 2009 at 2:23pm by Michael Sandelson.

136. Earth Hour in Norway

Global Time XL A summary of what happened.

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Published on 29th March, 2009 at 11:08pm by Michael Sandelson.